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USA-Russia most streamed game in NBC Sports history

Feb 15, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

Team USA's Oshie celebrates with teammates next to Russia's Radulov and Tarasenko after scoring the game winning shootout goal against Russia, during their men's preliminary round hockey game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games Reuters

Team USA’s 3-2 shootout win against Team Russia wound up being a record-setting event for NBC. The game was the most streamed game in NBC Sports and NBC Olympics history.

The game was live-streamed on and on the NBC Live Extra app by nearly 600,000 unique visitors (598,552 in all) logged in a put in 14.7 million minutes that culminated with T.J. Oshie‘s game-winning shootout goal. Those totals surpassed all events from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as well as the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.

If you missed the game and want to catch it again, portions of it as well as the full overtime and shootout will be on NBC in primetime tonight with host Merideth Vieira joined by Doc Emrick and Al Michaels. The full game will be re-aired on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

  1. patthehockeyfan - Feb 15, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    “If you missed the game and want to catch it again …”

    No, thanks. I watched it live and my heart still hasn’t recovered.


    • kaptaanamerica - Feb 16, 2014 at 12:28 AM

      it was a great game why not watch it again. I watched on CBC’s stream which is free across Canada. Although, i used a vpn service which gave me a Vancouver server ip address, so…. it was like i was virtually in Canada. yay :-)

  2. dumbassgreg - Feb 15, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    is nbc planning to show the scoreboard. that had
    canadian flag beside usa team name
    american flag beside russian team name..lmao
    sure that will be edited out. one of the advantages of showing everything on tape delay lmao

    of course many americans think america is russia since obama got in. lmao.

    • mornelithe - Feb 15, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      It’s true, there are allot of hyperbolic idiots in America.

      • pfhockey - Feb 15, 2014 at 10:48 PM

        You’ve misused the word allot. Idiot.

      • mornelithe - Feb 15, 2014 at 10:56 PM

        And it really eats me up inside, idiot.

      • pfhockey - Feb 16, 2014 at 9:21 PM

        There are “allot” since our population is quite large.

      • pfhockey - Feb 16, 2014 at 9:21 PM

        Talk about the irony here.

    • jimeejohnson - Feb 16, 2014 at 11:33 AM

      These Americans are pea brained right wing bass turds. Republicans are the embodiment of stupid and death.

    • jimeejohnson - Feb 16, 2014 at 11:35 AM

      Dumbass, indeed!

  3. zetaone - Feb 15, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Hey NBC how about making your stream free to everyone? Without having to make an account (you need a TV subscription). Number would probably have been 4x that high without your capitalistic restrictions. Think of all that ad money you missed out on.

    • sizzle299 - Feb 16, 2014 at 12:03 AM

      There is a 30 minute preview period before you have to enter subscription info Just keep clearing browsing history when it runs out. Annoying but still free

  4. csilojohnson - Feb 15, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Maybe NBC will improve the quality now? The regular season NHL games ive been unforunate enough to have to watch on your site are close to unwatchable. Constant frame skipping and frequent buffering.
    Not my connection. GameCenter app (live feed), and netflix both work seamless every time.

  5. vanindeed - Feb 15, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    Games like this are why the NHL is at the Olympics.

  6. bobc74 - Feb 15, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    I can only imagine how many people would have been watching if the Subscription TV Nazi’s weren’t controlling who can and cannot watch. As a “free” broadcast network, NBC should be ashamed of themselves for requiring a subscription to watch this game. Also, because it took place at 7:30am ET, there is also no reason why it couldn’t have aired on NBC’s over the air broadcast channel.

  7. nothanksimdriving123 - Feb 16, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    And how many folks had to go online afterward to see the end of the OT and shootout because setting the DVR for the allotted game time turned out to not be enough to catch the whole thing? Besides me and my brother across the country? Oops. Lesson learned. For future games I’ll add time at the end.

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